The Dakota Wizards was an American professional basketball team based in Bismarck, North Dakota. They played in the NBA Development League from 2006 until 2012. After the 2011–12 season, the team relocated to Santa Cruz, California, and now plays as the Santa Cruz Warriors. Prior to entering the D-League in 2006, the Wizards spent 11 years playing in minor American leagues such as the International Basketball Association and the Continental Basketball Association.Team Members Show Thumbs Cutouts Renders
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The Bismarck Event Center (formerly Bismarck Civic Center) is a 10,100 seat multi-purpose facility located in Bismarck, North Dakota. The land was purchased from the Wachter family of Bismarck, who also donated land for parking lots adjacent to the civic center. It was known as the Bismarck Civic Center until September 2014.
It was the home of the Dakota Wizards of the Continental Basketball Association and NBA Development League. It also hosted the 2002 Ford World Men's Curling Championship. For several years, the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) has hosted a Touring Pro Division (minor-league division, formerly known as the Challenger Tour) event at the Civic Center; in 2004, it was voted as the top PBR Challenger Tour venue.
In 2017, the event center became the home to a new professional indoor football team in Champions Indoor Football called the Bismarck Bucks.